The topographic evolution of the central andes

Taylor F. Schildgen, Gregory D. Hoke

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Changes in topography on Earth, particularly the growth of major mountain belts like the Central Andes, have a fundamental impact on regional and global atmospheric circulation patterns. These patterns, in turn, affect processes such as precipitation, erosion, and sedimentation. Over the last two decades, various geochemical, geomorphologic, and geologic approaches have helped identify when, where, and how quickly topography has risen in the past. The current spatio-temporal picture of Central Andean growth is now providing insight into which deep-Earth processes have left their imprint on the shape of the Earth's surface.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-236
Number of pages6
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2018


  • Landscape evolution
  • Paleoaltimetry
  • Relief development
  • River incision
  • Stable isotopes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)


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